Straight No Chaser Podcast 770: A Talk With Matt Haviland

Straight No Chaser Podcast 770: A Talk With Matt Haviland

Jeffrey Siegel hosts the award-winning jazz podcast “Straight No Chaser.” For this episode, recorded 10/28/20, Jeffery invited Matt to talk about his latest solo release, Something to Say, including the top-notch group he put together, insights about the music, and why it’s all about the feeling. Musical selections include the original compositions “Graham Benjamin” and “Fillet of Soul.”

CD Release: Peter Leitch’s New Life Orchestra

I’m thrilled to be a part of this new recording, released as a double CD in late October 2020, featuring Peter’s brilliant compositions and arrangements a unique 14-piece ensemble. He gets a fantastic range of colors from flute, guitars, brass, reeds, arco bass, and piano trio. Check out this early press review.

A New Track from Bill Mobley

Bill asked me to play on Please Stay Cool in the summer of 2019, released later that year as a single. Bill’s music is always imbued with soul and intelligence, whether he’s composing, arranging, or playing trumpet. Brilliant! You can find it here.